Vista Ridge High School Wellness

  • VRHS Wellness Program


    Thanks so much to the Wellness group for the contribution to my Adventure PE class this school year.   With this grant money, we were able to purchase a new Trek mountain bike, pedals, spare tubes, chain lube and basic tools.  This allowed even more of my students to learn the benefits and feel the enjoyment of mountain biking!  Further, some 40 students this year learned the proper way to do basic bike maintenance like lubricating moving parts, and how to change a flat tire (which is the most common reason people stop riding their bikes!). 

    The Wellness Group has been so beneficial to Adventure PE over the years and I am so grateful for your support of this unique class!

    The funds we received for the Vista Ridge Counseling Program have been a huge benefit to our students. We are utilizing the new books to supplement small group curriculum planning and for individual counseling session needs. The new signage has helped our students, parents, and staff understand our limits of confidentiality. This has strengthened our relationships with our stakeholders and has improved understanding of the school counselor role. Additionally, stress relieving tools have been useful for our students experiencing anxiety. They were especially helpful during a social-emotional crisis where many students utilized our resources

Wellness Policy Overview

  • District 49's wellness policy and supporting guidelines focus on improving the health of students. Anyone interested in serving on the districtwide wellness advisory council should email for additional information.

    A sample of the Curriculum Food Request Form is available here

    Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, rewards & fundraisers:

    • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing that the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.
    • No candy or sodas are allowed.
    • Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the  Wellness Policy Guidelines.
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.
    • Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available, nor can quality and sanitation standards be controlled.
    • Fundraiser guidelines may also be found in the Wellness Policy Guidelines.

    Healthy Snack Ideas Under 100 Calories

    Non-Food Celebration Ideas

    Cascadian Farm Kid-Sized Oatmeal Raisin Bar

    Smencils (smell good pencils)

    Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish 100 Calorie Pack

    Glow Sticks

    Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn 


    6” Banana decorated with Sharpie and/or stickers


    Stretch Island Fruit Leather


    Applesauce on the Go 

    Post its in fun shapes

    Fruit cups in 100% juice

    Play dough

    Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps

    Stress balls

    Minute Maid Kids + Minis 100% Juice Box

    Seeds for planting 

    Trader Joe’s Apple + Banana Fruit Bar

    Lead a Dance Break


    Our commitment to physical activity:

    • Physical education is provided in elementary, middle, and high school.
    • Strenuous physical activity is not used (e.g. running laps, pushups) as punishment.
    • Generally, students should not be required to “sit out” any part of recess as punishment unless there is a safety concern.
    • Elementary school students will have a minimum of 30-minutes daily of physical activity. Recess for 1⁄2 day Kindergarten will be determined at those individual buildings. 
      • Physical activity can include recess, physical education classes, fitness breaks, active classroom activities, exercise programs, or active field trips.